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Heather C. Newell,
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Heather Newell became the principal of Sheridan Terrace Elementary School in the summer of 2012. She has also served the District as the Assistant Principal of Norwin Middle School and the Federal Programs Coordinator. Prior to working in the Norwin School District, she held an elementary principal position in the Burrell School District. Before her administrative experience, Dr. Newell was an English and French teacher for thirteen years at both the middle school and high school levels. She taught in the Quaker Valley School District and Penn-Trafford School District.

Dr. Newell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary English and French Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1993. In 2003, she completed her Master of Arts degree in Liberal Studies at Duquesne University. She attained the K-12 Principal's Certificate in 2005 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Newell has also earned her Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her Doctorate in School Leadership from the University of Pittsburgh in the fall of 2016.